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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 7018

Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation
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Volume Number: 7018
Date Published: 14 July 2008
Softcover: 172 papers (1866) pages
ISBN: 9780819472281

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Front Matter: Volume 7018
Author(s): Proceedings of SPIE
Light and lightened mirrors for astronomy
Author(s): Denis Fappani
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M1 primary mirror manufacturing for VISTA project
Author(s): Magomed A. Abdulkadyrov; Alexey P. Patrikeev; Sergey P. Belousov; Alexandr P. Semenov; Vladimir E. Patrikeev; Alexandr N. Ignatov; Andrey V. Polyanchikov; Vitaliy V. Pridnya; Yury A. Sharov; A. G. Poleshchuk; R. K. Nasyrov
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Stress polishing of toric mirrors for the VLT-SPHERE common path
Author(s): Emmanuel Hugot; Marc Ferrari; Kacem El Hadi; Kjetil Dohlen; Pascal Vola; Nicolas Ernst; Gérard R. Lemaitre; Pierre Montiel
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Wavefront corrective lens for the Subaru Laser Launching Telescope
Author(s): A. Novi; R. Canestrari; M. Ghigo; Y. Hayano
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Directly polished lightweight aluminum mirror
Author(s): Rik ter Horst; Niels Tromp; Menno de Haan; Ramon Navarro; Lars Venema; Johan Pragt
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Reactive atom plasma (RAP) processing of mirrors for astronomy
Author(s): Pradeep K. Subrahmanyan; George Gardopée
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Manufacturing and performance test of an 800-mm space optic
Author(s): Matthias R. Krödel; Tsuyoshi Ozaki; Masami Kume; Akira Furuya; Yukari Y. Yui; Hiroko Imai; Haruyoshi Katayama; Yoshio Tange; Takao Nakagawa; Hidehiro Kaneda
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M2 secondary mirror manufacturing for VISTA project
Author(s): Magomed A. Abdulkadyrov; Alexey P. Patrikeev; Sergey P. Belousov; Vitaliy V. Pridnya; Vladimir E. Patrikeev; Alexandr N. Ignatov; Andrey V. Polyanchikov; Alexandr P. Semenov; Yury A. Sharov
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Progress in manufacturing the first 8.4 m off-axis segment for the Giant Magellan Telescope
Author(s): H. M. Martin; J. H. Burge; B. Cuerden; W. B. Davison; J. S. Kingsley; W. C. Kittrell; R. D. Lutz; S. M. Miller; C. Zhao; T. Zobrist
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Investigation of a novel slumping technique for the manufacturing of stiff and lightweight optical mirrors
Author(s): R. Canestrari; M. Ghigo; G. Pareschi; S. Basso; L. Proserpio
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Polishing, coating, and integration of SiC mirrors for space telescopes
Author(s): Jacques Rodolfo
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Sub-surface damage issues for effective fabrication of large optics
Author(s): X. Tonnellier; P. Shore; P. Morantz; A. Baldwin; D. Walker; G. Yu; R. Evans
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Manufacture of a combined primary and tertiary mirror for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
Author(s): H. M. Martin; J. H. Burge; B. Cuerden; W. B. Davison; J. S. Kingsley; R. D. Lutz; S. M. Miller; M. Tuell
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Configurable slit-mask unit of the multi-object spectrometer for infra-red exploration for the Keck telescope: integration and tests
Author(s): Peter Spanoudakis; Laurent Giriens; Simon Henein; Leszek Lisowski; Aidan O'Hare; Emmanuel Onillon; Philippe Schwab; Patrick Theurillat
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MUSE image slicer: test results on largest slicer ever manufactured
Author(s): Florence Laurent; Edgard Renault; Johan Kosmalski; Louisa Adjali; Didier Boudon; Roland Bacon; Patrick Caillier; Alban Remillieux; Yves Salaun; Bernard Delabre
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GTC-EMIR configurable slit unit development details
Author(s): M. Teuwen; H. Janssen; R. Geurink; M. Boots; F. Garzón López
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Enabling materials and processes for large aerospace mirrors
Author(s): Lawrence E. Matson; Ming Y. Chen
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New technologies for optical systems utilizing aluminum beryllium
Author(s): Thomas Parsonage
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The European ALMA production antennas: extended applications of CFRP materials for high scientific performances
Author(s): P. Lapeyre; F. Rampini; M. Pozzobon; M. Suita; O. Damiano; M. Apers
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Optical materials for astronomy from SCHOTT: the quality of large components
Author(s): Ralf Jedamzik; Joachim Hengst; Frank Elsmann; Christian Lemke; Thorsten Döhring; Peter Hartmann
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ZERODUR glass ceramics: strength data for the design of structures with high mechanical stresses
Author(s): Peter Hartmann; Kurt Nattermann; Thorsten Döhring; Markus Kuhr; Peter Thomas; Guenther Kling; Peter Gath; Stefano Lucarelli
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ZERODUR glass ceramics: design of structures with high mechanical stresses
Author(s): Kurt Nattermann; Peter Hartmann; Guenther Kling; Peter Gath; Stefano Lucarelli; Boris Messerschmidt
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NIRSpec OA development process of SiC components
Author(s): Karl Honnen; Andreas Kommer; Boris Messerschmidt; Thorsten Wiehe
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Primary mirror segmentation studies for the Thirty Meter Telescope
Author(s): Curtis Baffes; Terry Mast; Jerry Nelson; Eric Ponslet; Vince Stephens; Larry Stepp; Eric C. Williams
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Panel options for large precision radio telescopes
Author(s): David Woody; Dan MacDonald; Matt Bradford; Richard Chamberlin; Mark Dragovan; Paul Goldsmith; James Lamb; Simon Radford; Jonas Zmuidzinas
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Production of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) quality silicon carbide (SiC) aspheric optics
Author(s): Jay Schwartz; Andrea Arneson; Joseph Robichaud
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Development of cold-slumping glass mirrors for imaging Cherenkov telescopes
Author(s): D. Vernani; R. Banham; O. Citterio; F. Sanvito; G. Valsecchi; G. Pareschi; M. Ghigo; E. Giro; M. Doro; M. Mariotti
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Glass mirrors by cold slumping to cover 100 m2 of the MAGIC II Cherenkov telescope reflecting surface
Author(s): G. Pareschi; E. Giro; R. Banham; S. Basso; D. Bastieri; R. Canestrari; G. Ceppatelli; O. Citterio; M. Doro; M. Ghigo; F. Marioni; M. Mariotti; M. Salvati; F. Sanvito; D. Vernani
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PACT: the actuator to support the primary mirror of the ELT
Author(s): F. Kamphues; J. Nijenhuis; R. den Breeje; T. C. van den Dool; J. Ponsioen
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Advancement of the segment support system for the Thirty Meter Telescope primary mirror
Author(s): Eric C. Williams; Curtis Baffes; Terry Mast; Jerry Nelson; Benjamin Platt; R. J. Ponchione; Eric Ponslet; Shahriar Setoodeh; Mark Sirota; Vince Stephens; Larry Stepp; Alan Tubb
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Active control of edges and global microstructure on segmented mirrors
Author(s): D. D. Walker; A. Beaucamp; C. Dunn; R. Evans; R. Freeman; R. Morton; S. Wei; G. Yu
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The image quality of the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT)
Author(s): Darragh E. O'Donoghue; Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Luis Balona; Bruce C. Bigelow; John A. Booth; Lucian Botha; Janus D. Brink; David A. H. Buckley; Phil Charles; Alrin Christians; J. Christopher Clemens; Lisa A. Crause; Steven M. Crawford; Geoffrey P. Evans; Hitesh Gajjar; Yas Hashimoto; Malcolm Hendricks; Alexei Kniazev; Anthony R. Koeslag; Willie P. Koorts; Herman J. Kriel; Nicola S. Loaring; Jonathan Love; Fred Marang; Douglas Metcalfe; Brennan Meyer; James O'Connor; Charl A. du Plessis; Lawrence W. Ramsey; Encarni Romero-Colmenero; Craig Sass; Johann C. Scholtz; Ramotholo Sefako; Sandisa Siyengo; Martin Still; Ockert J. Strydom; Arkadiusz Swat; Johann F. Du Toit; Petri Vaisanen; Martyn Wells; Hannah Worters
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Development of surface metrology for the Giant Magellan Telescope primary mirror
Author(s): J. H. Burge; W. Davison; H. M. Martin; C. Zhao
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Some considerations for precision metrology of thin x-ray mirrors
Author(s): J. P. Lehan; T. Saha; W. W. Zhang; S. Owens Rohrbach; K.-W. Chan; T. Hadjimichael; M. Hong; W. Davis
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Optical surface measurements for very large flat mirrors
Author(s): J. H. Burge; P. Su; J. Yellowhair; C. Zhao
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Optical metrology for very large convex aspheres
Author(s): J. H. Burge; P. Su; C. Zhao
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Alignment analysis of four-mirror spherical aberration correctors
Author(s): Anastacia M. Hvisc; James H. Burge
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Range-gated metrology: an ultra-compact sensor for dimensional stabilization
Author(s): Oliver P. Lay; Serge Dubovitsky; Daniel A. Shaddock; Brent Ware; Christopher S. Woodruff
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Contactless sub-millimeter displacement measurements
Author(s): Guus Sliepen; Aswin P. L. Jägers; Felix C. M. Bettonvil; Robert H. Hammerschlag
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Atmospheric dispersion effects in ELTs and their compensation
Author(s): Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Mette Owner-Petersen; Alexander V. Goncharov
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Actuating the deformable mirror: a multiphysics design approach
Author(s): Ciro Del Vecchio; Roberto Biasi; Daniele Gallieni; Armando Riccardi; Roberto Spairani
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Stable flexure mounting of a MEMS deformable mirror for the GPI Planet Imager
Author(s): Alexis Hill; Darren Erickson; Joeleff Fitzsimmons; Paul Bierden; Steven Cornelissen; Dave Palmer
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Principle of a linear phase retrieval method and its application in adaptive optics system
Author(s): Xinyang Li; Min Li; Bo Chen; Wenhan Jiang
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Image motion correction using accelerometers at the MMT Observatory
Author(s): T. Stalcup; K. Powell
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Analysis, optimization, and modification the back-structure of FAST
Author(s): Qing Zhao; Qi-ming Wang; Shuang Niu; Hong-liang Qian
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A 2.5m astronomical telescope project
Author(s): Oudomsanith Phaichith
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Platform deformation refined pointing and phase correction for the AMiBA hexapod telescope
Author(s): Patrick Koch; Michael Kesteven; Yu-Yen Chang; Yau-De Huang; Philippe Raffin; Ke-Yung Chen; Guillaume Chereau; Ming-Tang Chen; Paul T. P. Ho; Chih-Wie Huang; Fabiola Ibañez-Romano; Homin Jiang; Yu-Wei Liao; Kai-Yang Lin; Guo-Chin Liu; Sandor Molnar; Hiroaki Nishioka; Keiichi Umetsu; Fu-Cheng Wang; Jiun-Huei Proty Wu; Pablo Altamirano; Chiao-Hao Chang; Shu-Hao Chang; Su-Wei Chang; Chi-Chiang Han; Derek Kubo; Chao-Te Li; Pierre Martin-Cocher; Peter Oshiro
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The European ALMA prototype: high-precision dish from design up to on-site alignment
Author(s): P. Lapeyre; F. Rampini; G. Saint-Martory; C. Gennaro; Giuseppe Valsecchi; C. Couteret; Gaël Archambeau
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Large fully retractable telescope enclosures still closable in strong wind
Author(s): Felix C. M. Bettonvil; Robert H. Hammerschlag; Aswin P. L. Jägers; Guus Sliepen
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One Arc PMSM for telescope tracking system
Author(s): Changzhi Ren; Zhenchao Zhang; Daxing Wang; Wei Hu; Zhenlian Zhu
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Automated CO2 cleaning system for the SALT primary mirror
Author(s): Herman Kriel; Ockert Strydom; Charl du Plessis; Hitesh Gajjar
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Semi-kinematic mount of the FIREBALL large optics
Author(s): C. Rossin; R. Grange; B. Milliard; L. Martin; G. Moreaux; P. Blanchard; J.-M. Deharveng; J. Evrard; C. Martin; R. McLean; D. Schiminovich
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Fast foldable tent domes
Author(s): Aswin P. L. Jägers; Guus Sliepen; Felix C. M. Bettonvil; Robert H. Hammerschlag
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Performance prediction of the TMT secondary mirror support system
Author(s): Myung K. Cho
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Practical considerations of joint friction and backlash in large ground-based telescope secondary optic positioning systems
Author(s): Michael Cash; Daniel Bruch; Bernie Jahn; Paul Keas
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Smart instrument technologies to meet extreme instrument stability requirements
Author(s): Colin Cunningham; Peter Hastings; Florian Kerber; David Montgomery; Lars Venema; Pascal Vola
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Deployment technologies for terrestrial planet finding missions
Author(s): Charles F. Lillie; Dean R. Dailey; Amy S. Lo; Ronald S. Polidan; Jonathan W. Arenberg; Tiffany Glassman
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JWST NIRSpec mechanical design
Author(s): Jean-Christophe Salvignol; Karl Honnen; Reiner Barho
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The optical manufacturing of the refocusing mechanism of NIRSpec
Author(s): A. Novi; M. Taccola; J. Koehler; M. Di Giampietro
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The cryogenic refocusing mechanism of NIRSpec opto-mechanical design, analysis, and testing
Author(s): Matteo Taccola; Giorgio Bagnasco; Reiner Barho; Giulio Cesare Caprini; Marco Di Giampietro; Lionel Gaillard; Giuseppe Mondello; Jean-Christophe Salvignol; Maurice Te Plate; Nazzareno Tonetti
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High-precision cryogenic wheel mechanisms for the JWST NIRSpec instrument
Author(s): Kai Weidlich; Manfred Fischer; Marc M. Ellenrieder; Torsten Gross; Jean-Christophe Salvignol; Reiner Barho; Christian Neugebauer; Günter Königsreiter; Michael Trunz; Friedrich Müller; Oliver Krause
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The optical components of the NIRSpec wheel mechanisms
Author(s): Marc M. Ellenrieder; K. Weidlich; B. Nelles; B. Ploss; S. Bruynooghe; J. Köhler; M. Te Plate
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Manufacturing and verification of ZnS and Ge prisms for the JWST MIRI imager
Author(s): Laurence Rossi; Jean-François Jamoye; Etienne Renotte; Emmanuel Mazy; Jean-Yves Plesseria; Nathalie Ninane; Marc Wielandts; Sebastian Fischer; Christian Straubmeier; Jean-Louis Augueres; Didier Dubreuil; Jérôme Amiaux; Sébastien Poupar; Samuel Ronayette
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Cryogenic wheel mechanisms for the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST): detailed design and test results from the qualification program
Author(s): O. Krause; S. Birkmann; T. Blümchen; A. Böhm; M. Ebert; U. Grözinger; Th. Henning; R. Hofferbert; A. Huber; D. Lemke; R.-R. Rohloff; S. Scheithauer; T. Gross; G. Luichtel; C. Stein; R. Stott; M. Übele; J. Amiaux; J.-L. Auguères; A. Glauser; A. Zehnder; M. Meijers; R. Jager; P. Parr-Burrman; G. Wright
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The Herschel-PACS grating mechanism: mechanical and optical performance
Author(s): B. Marquet; J. Y. Plesseria; E. Renotte; P. Royer; R. Vavrek
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New design for a space cryo-mechanism
Author(s): Gilles Durand; Jérôme Amiaux; Jean-Louis Augueres; Michael Carty; Jean Christophe Barrière; Marylène Bouzat; Bruno Duboué; Pierre Olivier Lagage; Didier Lebeuf; Erwan Lepage; Isabelle Lemer; Nathalie Peydrol Marlaguey; Sébastien Poupar
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Parametric cost estimation for space science missions
Author(s): Charles F. Lillie; Bruce E. Thompson
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Three bipods slicer prototype: tests and finite element calculations
Author(s): T. Pamplona; Ch. Rossin; L. Martin; G. Moreaux; E. Prieto; P. Laurent; E. Grassi; J.-L. Boit; L. Castinel; J. Garcia; B. Milliard
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Mechanical design and testing of the cryogenic pick-off arms for the VLT KMOS
Author(s): Richard J. Bennett; George H. Davidson; Philip Rees; Stephen P. Todd
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Cryogenic high resolution translation unit (CTU)
Author(s): Javier Serrano; Javier Moreno Raso; Enrique Pedrosa; Andoni Moral; José Luis San Juan; María Lecina; Lucía Díez; Alfonso Sanz; Tomás Belenguer; Gonzalo Ramos
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Performance of a cryogenic Michelson interferometer
Author(s): Philippe Lagueux; Martin Chamberland; Frédérick Marcotte; André Villemaire; Marc Duval; Jérôme Genest; Adriaan Carter
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A cryogenic dithering stage for moving SPHERE-IRDIS' detector
Author(s): Ralf-Rainer Rohloff; Thomas Blümchen; Markus Feldt; Vianak Naranjo; Jose Ramos; Klaus-Dieter Müller; Harry Marth; Patrick Pertsch; Kjetil Dohlen
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Opto-mechanical design for transmission optics in cryogenic IR instrumentation
Author(s): Gabby Kroes; Jan Kragt; Ramon Navarro; Eddy Elswijk; Hiddo Hanenburg
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Automatic pre-cooling system for large infrared instruments
Author(s): Koji Omata; Tetsuo Nishimura; Stephen Colley; David Cook; William Gorman; Barney Magrath; Lucio Ramos; Scot Kleinman; Chihiro Tokoku; Masahiro Konishi; Tomohiro Yoshikawa; Ichi Tanaka; Ryuji Suzuki
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CRAL expertise on image slicer: optical designs, glass or metallic manufacturing, test and results
Author(s): Edgard Renault; Florence Laurent; Johan Kosmalski; Louisa Adjali
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Optical design of the LSST camera
Author(s): Scot S. Olivier; Lynn Seppala; Kirk Gilmore
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Mechanical design of the LSST camera
Author(s): Martin Nordby; Gordon Bowden; Mike Foss; Gary Guiffre; John Ku; Rafe Schindler
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Small solutions to the large telescope problem: a massively replicated MEMS spectrograph
Author(s): Nicholas P. Konidaris; Joel A. Kubby; Andrew I. Sheinis
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Waveguide image-slicers for ultrahigh resolution spectroscopy
Author(s): Erik Beckert; Klaus G. Strassmeier; Manfred Woche; Ramona Eberhardt; Andreas Tünnermann; Michael Andersen
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An active optics concept for the multi-object spectrograph EAGLE
Author(s): Fabrice Madec; Emmanuel Hugot; Jean-Luc Gimenez; Fanny Tracol; Marc Ferrari; Pascal Vola; Sébastien Vivès; Kacem El Hadi; Gabriel Moreaux; Eric Prieto; Jean-Gabriel Cuby
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VPHGs tunes
Author(s): Emilio Molinari; Andrea Bianco; Giorgio Toso; Filippo M. Zerbi
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Rewritable VPHGs based on photochromic materials
Author(s): Andrea Bianco; Giorgio Toso; Giovanni Dassa; Bertarelli Chiara; Emilio Molinari; Filippo M. Zerbi; Giuseppe Zerbi; Marc Georges; Philippe Lemaire
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New technological developments in integral field spectroscopy
Author(s): S. Vives; E. Prieto; Y. Salaun; P. Godefroy
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SWIFT de-magnifying image slicer: diffraction limited image slicing at optical wavelengths
Author(s): Matthias Tecza; Niranjan Thatte; Fraser Clarke; Lisa Fogarty; Timothy Goodsall; Graeme Salter; David Freeman; Yves Salaun
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The AstroPhotonica Europa partnership
Author(s): Jeremy Allington-Smith
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Evaluation of volume phase holographic gratings at cryogenic temperatures
Author(s): James A. Arns; Stephen A. Smee; Robert H. Barkhouser; Mark Benson
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Million object spectrograph
Author(s): Thomas D. Ditto; Joseph M. Ritter
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Micromirror array for multiobject spectroscopy in ground-based and space telescopes
Author(s): Severin Waldis; Frederic Zamkotsian; Patrick Lanzoni; Wilfried Noell; Nico de Rooij
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Focal ratio degradation and transmission in VIRUS-P optical fibers
Author(s): Jeremy D. Murphy; Phillip J. MacQueen; Gary J. Hill; Frank Grupp; Andreas Kelz; Povilas Palunas; Martin Roth; Alexander Fry
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Focal ratio degradation: a new perspective
Author(s): Dionne M. Haynes; Michael J. Withford; Judith M. Dawes; Roger Haynes; Joss Bland-Hawthorn
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Performance of Echidna fiber positioner for FMOS on Subaru
Author(s): Masayuki Akiyama; Scott Smedley; Peter Gillingham; Jurek Brzeski; Tony Farrell; Masahiko Kimura; Rolf Muller; Naoyuki Tamura; Naruhisa Takato
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Narrowband filters and broadband mirrors for the spectral range from 50 to 200 nm
Author(s): M. Fernández-Perea; M. Vidal-Dasilva; J. I. Larruquert; J. A. Méndez; J. A. Aznárez
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Coating of large-sized optics for the instruments of observation
Author(s): Daniel Mouricaud
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Near-infrared bandpass filters with improved transparency for 1000nm spectral region using sputtered silicon compound films
Author(s): H. J. B. Orr; M. Wallace; G. B. Dalton
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Design of 2.5m optical fabrication machine for astronomical mirrors
Author(s): Yi Zheng; Ying Li; Da-xing Wang; Bin Liang
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New design deforming controlling system of the active stressed lap
Author(s): Li Ying; Daxing Wang
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Removal of diamond-turning signatures on x-ray mandrels and metal optics by fluid-jet polishing
Author(s): A. Beaucamp; R. Freeman; R. Morton; Karthik Ponudurai; D. D. Walker
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High precise measurement of tiny angle dimensional holes for the unit-holes of the LAMOST Focal Plane Plate
Author(s): Zengxiang Zhou; Yi Jin; Chao Zhai; Xiaozheng Xing
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Design and construction of a focal plane slicing mirror
Author(s): Demetrio Magrin; Enrico Giro; Favio Bortoletto; Giuseppe Crimi; Claudio Pernechele; Raffaele Tomelleri
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ALMA front end amplitude calibration device design and measured performances
Author(s): Joan Manel Casalta; Albert Molins; Martí Bassas; Manuel Canchado; Eva Creus; Albert Tomàs
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Toward a large lightweight mirror for AO: development of a 1m Ni coated CFRP mirror
Author(s): S.J. Thompson; A.P. Doel; D. Brooks; M. Strangwood
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Rapidly solidified aluminium for optical applications
Author(s): Guido P. H. Gubbels; Bart W. H. van Venrooy; Albert J. Bosch; Roger Senden
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Forty years of ZERODUR mirror substrates for astronomy: review and outlook
Author(s): Thorsten Döhring; Ralf Jedamzik; Armin Thomas; Peter Hartmann
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Meter class carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) telescope program at the Naval Research Laboratory
Author(s): Sergio R. Restaino; Ty Martinez; Jonathan R. Andrews; Christopher C. Wilcox; Freddie Santiago; S. Teare; Robert Romeo; Robert Martin; D. Wick
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Picometer resolution interferometric characterization of the dimensional stability of zero CTE CFRP
Author(s): Jorge Cordero Machado; Thomas Heinrich; Thilo Schuldt; Martin Gohlke; Stefano Lucarelli; Dennis Weise; Ulrich Johann; Achim Peters; Claus Braxmaier
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Study of simple CFRP-metal joint failure
Author(s): Jingquan Cheng; Antonio Rodriguez; Nicolas Emerson; Arthur Symmes
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Composite materials applied to the E-ELT structure
Author(s): Eugenio Pajuelo; José Ramón Gómez; Bernardo Ronquillo; Enzo Brunetto; Fran Koch
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Application of zero-expansion pore-free ceramics to a mirror of an astronomical telescope
Author(s): Hiroshi Akitaya; Masanori Iye; Kiichi Okita; Motoyasu Sato; Hiroyuki Matsuo; Takeshi Itazu; Takeshi Uno; Masao Yamaguchi; Zen-ei Tanaka; Takuya Yamashita; Koji S. Kawabata; Makoto Uemura; Mikio Kurita
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Design of MB sub-mirror handling manipulator for LAMOST
Author(s): Heng Zuo; Guoping Li; Fanghua Jiang
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Testing large aspheric surfaces with complementary annular subaperture interferometric method
Author(s): Xi Hou; Fan Wu; Baiping Lei; Bin Fan; Qiang Chen
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Static telescope aberration measurement and correction using lucky imaging techniques
Author(s): M. López Marrero; L. F. Rodríguez Ramos; J. M. Rodríguez Ramos
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Mechanical alignment of tertiary mirror and positioner on the LMT telescope
Author(s): David M. Gale
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Camera calibration of the stereo vision measurement system
Author(s): Weimin Li; Bin Li; Xiaofeng Li
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Correlation functions formed by a femtosecond pulse interferometer
Author(s): M. Cui; N. Bhattacharya; H. P. Urbach; S. A. van den Berg
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Theoretical study of long-distance measurement using frequency comb laser
Author(s): M. Zeitouny; N. Bhattacharya; H. P. Urbach; S. A. van den Berg
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Diamond machining of aspherical mirrors and mirror arrays for Integral Field Units: part II. Metrology
Author(s): Stephen Rolt; David R. Robertson
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Scanning pentaprism measurements of off-axis aspherics
Author(s): Peng Su; James H. Burge; Brian Cuerden; Jose Sasian; Hubert M. Martin
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Measurements of large optical surfaces with a laser tracker
Author(s): Tom L. Zobrist; James H. Burge; Warren B. Davison; Hubert M. Martin
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Selective reinforcement of a 2m-class lightweight mirror for horizontal beam optical testing
Author(s): R. W. Besuner; K. P. Chow; S. E. Kendrick; S. Streetman
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Improved telescope focus using only two focus images
Author(s): Gregory Barrick; Tom Vermeulen; James Thomas
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Increasing observing efficiency by modeling telescope focus positions
Author(s): Sarah Gajadhar; Derrick Salmon; Gregory Barrick
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A super-corrected atmospheric dispersion corrector
Author(s): Paolo Spanò
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Free-forms optics into astronomical use: the case of an all-mirror anamorphic collimator
Author(s): Paolo Spanò
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ViLLaGEs: opto-mechanical design of an on-sky visible-light MEMS-based AO system
Author(s): Bryant Grigsby; Chris Lockwood; Brian Baumann; Don Gavel; Jess Johnson; S. Mark Ammons; Daren Dillon; Katie Morzinski; Marc Reinig; Dave Palmer; Scott Severson; Elinor Gates
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The MMT f/5 optical baffles
Author(s): S. Callahan; N. Caldwell; G. G. Williams; C. Chute; T. E. Pickering
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The VST tracking system and its preliminary performance
Author(s): P. Schipani; M. Brescia; S. Sandrock; T. Erm
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The VST secondary mirror support system
Author(s): P. Schipani; F. Perrotta; C. Molfese; O. Caputi; L. Ferragina; L. Marty; M. Capaccioli; D. Gallieni; P. Fumi; E. Anaclerio; P. Lazzarini; G. De Paris
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Introduction of a 2.5m telescope mount
Author(s): Bozhong Gu; Guomin Wang; Jiang Xiang
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Analysis and optimization of a 2.5m telescope mount
Author(s): Guomin Wang; Zhiyong Zhang; Bozhong Gu
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Design and analysis of cushioning packing box for Chinese Small Telescope Array
Author(s): Xuefei Gong; Lirong Xia; Ru Zhang
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Simulation for the active reflector of the FAST 30m model
Author(s): Yongwei Guo; Qiming Wang; Rendong Nan
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Development of active reflector of the 30-meter FAST model
Author(s): Qi-ming Wang; Lichun Zhu; Rendong Nan
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Error analysis of friction drive elements
Author(s): Guomin Wang; Shihai Yang; Daxing Wang
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The Large Binocular Telescope primary mirror support control system description and current performance results
Author(s): David S. Ashby; Jonathan Kern; John M. Hill; Warren B. Davison; Brian Cuerden; Joar G. Brynnel; Chris Biddick; Kenneth Duffek
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Trajectory control of cable suspended FAST telescope focus cabin
Author(s): Bruno Strah; Simon Kern; Francis Fomi; Markus Lazanowski; Hui Li; Jinghai Sun; Rendong Nan; Hans Kärcher; Rainer Nordmann
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Prototype 0.4 meter carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) telescope: specifications and initial testing
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